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Hillman sweeps Posen with rally duck good luck charm

Hillman's rally duck for baseball.

Posen, Mich. — The Posen Vikings hosted the Hillman Tigers for a North Star league baseball battle, and they did not make the trip without their rally duck.

Hillman took the early lead, added another run in the fifth on a grounder by Nic Taratuta and then the Tigers added four of their eight runs in the sixth on errors. Kory Henigan pitched five innings, allowing one run, three hits, eight strikeouts and two walks in Hillman’s 8-4 victory. In game two, the orange and white jumped out to an early lead and defeated the Vikings 11-3.

The Tigers are (12-11) overall and (3-1) in the North Star League-Little Dipper.

Last season, Hillman found the decoy duck in a pond and decided to take it to games after the Detroit Tigers had their rally goose good luck charm. Head Coach Rick Firman came up with the idea to paint it like a tiger. Now the Hillman baseball team takes their rally duck to every game.

Game 1
Hillman 8 Posen 4
(Hillman Stats):
Kory Henigan 5 IP, R, ER, 3H, 8K, 2BB
Nash Steinke 2-4
Isaac Morrison 2-4 2B, R
Cam Koenig 2-4 2R
Nic Taratuta 2-3 R, RBI
Brady Firman single
Fisher Linseman 2-3 2R, RBI
Jaden Dove 1-3 R, RBI
Game 2
Hillman 11 Posen 3
(Hillman Stats):
Isaac Morrison W 2IP, 3R, 2H, 4K, 5BB
Nash Steinke 2-3 2R
Gage Steinke single, R
Isaac Morrison single, R, 2RBI
Cam Koenig single, 2R
Owen Moulton 2B, R
Kory Henigan 2B, R, 2 RBI
Nic Taratuta RBI
Fisher Linseman single, R
Jaden Dove 2-3 2R